Ensure no extra spaces around email addresses in the form.
If there's an error, clear the email field and re-enter.
If our guidelines aren't met/exceeded, the application will be denied.
Mandatory 4-foot high fence.
Some dogs may require a 6-foot wood or vinyl fence.
We do not accept electric fences.
Delivery of Dogs
Dogs are not shipped.
Mandatory home visits are required & all dogs are brought home personally by their Foster Mom
Adoption areas are limited to NJ, PA, MD, VA, and DE within a 2-hour drive from New Castle DE 19720.
Adoption Fee & Payment
The adoption fee is $425 for dogs up to 4 years; and $225 for dogs aged 6 years.
Extra $35 fee for travels more than an hour from New Castle DE 19720 or outside DE.
Payment methods include Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, or credit cards.
Additional Requirements and FAQs
Current dog vet references are required.
Previous experience is required to adopt puppies aged 2-11 months.
Age restrictions: No adoption of puppies/young dogs to Seniors, we like to encourage Seniors to adopt more mature dogs (2-3 years old) rather than puppies since they are so much more vulnerable in shelters.
Case-by-case adoption to families with children; specific conditions apply.
Minimum age for adoption: 25 years.
Adopters must be homeowners; no renters or active-duty military personnel.
Experience as a dog parent is required; some exceptions for first-timers.
Dogs are to be adopted as house pets, not for work.
Dogs must always be leashed, except in secure areas.
Recommendations for pet-sitting and dog training services are available.
Dog Babysitting service is available at $30 a day for vacationing adopters. LNF Dog Rescue also provides a service for our adoptive families in that when you go on vacation our dogs can stay here with us. I do charge $30 a day. They are always happy to see Aunt Marleen so you can enjoy yourself guilt-free!
LnF Dog Rescue reserves the right to deny or void applications.
All dogs MUST be kept on a leash at all times except in a secured fenced yard or fenced in a secure location. This is for the safety of the dog -- as well as to comply with laws against unleashed dogs.
We can recommend pet-sitting companies & dog trainers that we trust to provide professional care for dogs, such as dog walkers or doggie daycare while their parents are at work.